Are the Rolling Stones Luciferians ?
The Rolling Stones artistry both lyrics as well as visual art on their albums and promotional literature is mired and saturated with Satanic / luciferian iconography, symbolism, innuendos and lyrics. That their music glorifies lucifer is undeniable, whether the Rolling Stones themselves actually are Luciferians or Satanists or whether the allusions to the prince of darkness are merely a schtick / gimmick is another question entirely.
Few people care to take note of the fact that the Rolling Stones promote Satanism via their lyrics. Song after song have lyrics infested with both covert and overt references to the devil.
The Rolling Stones logo is synonymous with the 'All Mocking Tongue' of luciferianism. KISS followed suit as well as other entertainers who incorporated it into their iconography at varying levels. The Mocking tongue represents a sign of defiance, coming of age social rebellion and to some it insinuated open deviant sexuality.
Their 1967 album titled, "Their Satanic Majesties Request," leaves no doubt to their allegiance in the minds of many! The title was a parody of the royal preface on British passports: '"Her Britannic Majesty's Request' Their 'Satanic Majesties Request' was their answer. It was considered a pun, but it was the first time lucifer in one his many accolades had been named on a major rock and roll album.
Sympathy for the Devil
Their 1968 album Beggars Banquet featured a hit song 'Sympathy for the Devil', which is now the official anthem for the Church of Satan. Mick Jagger is rumored to have sold his soul to the devil with his song 'Sympathy for the Devil' being his confessional.
In Sympathy for the Devil, Lucifer speaks in the first person and asks sympathy for all who meet him. Lead singer, Mick Jagger claims that Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible, helped inspire their music.
Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith ...
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
What's puzzling you is the nature of my game
It is one of the few songs Jagger wrote by himself without the help of Keith Richards and is said to be based on a novel The Master and Margarita in which Satan shows up in 1930s Moscow fresh from the crucifixion of Christ.
Jagger was gifted the book by his girlfriend at the time, Marianne Faithfull, a self proclaimed witch. 'He devoured it in one night and spit out Sympathy For the Devil' stated Faithful in her 1994 autobiography. The Master and Margarita is satirical and set in the bleakest days of the Stalinist Russia. Appearances of Pontius Pilate, St. Matthew and of course the Devil himself are woven into the tale. 'The book’s central character is Satan, but it has nothing to do with demonism or black magic' stated Ms. Faithfull.
Jagger however contradicts his former romantic interest when he states that the inspiration for the Satanic anthem came from 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire, who once said: 'The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn’t exist.' Baudelaire, may have been Jagger's inspiration but The Master and Margarita was most certainly the storyboard.
Baudelaires philosophy, if you want to call it that, was a step down from Aleister Crowleys 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.'. He basically believed we all have an innate inclination to evil. 'Personally, I think that the unique and supreme delight lies in the certainty of doing evil, and men and women know from birth that all pleasure lies in evil.' [Charles Baudelaire]
Other Rolling Stones Satanic Innuendos
The Stones went on to taunt bible thumpers with invocations of Satanism and saturated their music with Satanic and occult symbolism. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger later produced Dancin' With Mr. D [ as in 'Devil'] as part of their 1973 Goats Head Soup album. The Goats head is a well known Satanic symbol in of itself, but my primary interest lies in the lyrics of Dancin' With Mr. D.
I'll leave you to judge for yourself.
Keith Richards once stated that their songs came via a form of channeling. 'We receive our songs by inspiration, like at a seance' (Keith Richards of the ROLLING STONES, Rolling Stone, May 5, 1977, p. 55). Compare this quote to a statement by John Lennon of the Beatles ... When the real music comes to me ... I'm just a channel. It's given to me and I transcribe it like a channel.'
Richards also claims his song, 'Demon' from his 1992 album 'Main Offender', is a quasi autobiography and that he is possessed by a number of demons. Whether Richards is referring to actual literal demons, or figurative ones is left to ones imagination.
I'm just letting you in
Maybe you know Let me tell you something
It's painful to say Which way to go
I don't know Demon in me Demon in me
I can't live without it
Was / is Mick Jagger, or Keith Richards or any of the 'lesser' stones truly 'evil' people ? Possibly so but maybe not, in my humble opinion they are just more brilliant, talented, idolized schmucks like most of the entertainment industry. Jagger and the stones used the adolescent fascination with all things counter culture to their advantage. Some will say that the stones were simply corrupted with the quasi intellectual counterculture societal blight of their era, infused with psychedelic mind altering substances, they made willing and sometimes naive ventures into the growing body of Occult mysticism, which included Black magic spiritualism and Satanism.